John found this table.
It’s a simple side table from Bombay Company. There were lots of scratches on it and the top was really wobbly. You could spin it and it wouldn’t sit level. Since it was such a handy size, of course I needed to save it. First, I went over the top with the power sander a few times. Each time I used finer sandpaper. I hand sanded the base just to rough it up a bit to accept a coat of paint.
I painted the table with 4 coats of black oil paint (satin finish) that was thinned down a bit with paint thinner. I let each coat thoroughly dry (several days) and lightly sanded the brush strokes away before topping with another coat.
When the painting was complete, I fixed the wobbly top by adding a washer and some wood glue. It is now firmly attached and doesn’t wiggle a bit.
For a finishing touch, I applied a coat of furniture wax and buffed it off. Perfect!